Episode 163: The Spirit of Fellini
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It's Episode 163 of In the Mood for Podcast, a British-based film podcast hosted by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Pete Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog.
This week we return with a lively episode, featuring (sorry!) not a great deal of positivity, but we try and make the best of a bad situation regardless. Thereâs two helpings of Michael Caine, firstly in the supernatural Vin Diesel vehicle âThe Last Witch Hunter,â and then in Paolo Sorrentinoâs âYouth,â which had to ride some heavy preconceptions about its directorâs historic use of music. Elsewhere, Cal reviews gambling affair âMissisippi Grindâ and we turn our attention to âSpectre,â the latest film in a recent purple patch for the James Bond franchise. Other issues which emerge include Taylor Swiftâs legal problems, the history of curses in the game of baseball, and laughable accents of Jude Law past. We assess the history of BIFA Best Actress winners, thereâs speculation about Judi Denchâs fondness for Vin Diesel, and the writingâs on the wall for Sam Smith as we dig our claws into his latest assault on the eardrums.
The week's news:
Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes
British Independent Film Award nominations
[3:48 - 17:15]
The Last Witch Hunter 25:37 - 35:08
Youth 35:09 - 46:50
Mississippi Grind 46:51 - 54:08
Spectre 54:09 - 1:16:22
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: Neil Diamond, "Forever In Blue Jeans"